Intertrust Cayman Islands Marathon
George Town, Cayman Islands © Roger Wollstadt
The Intertrust Cayman Islands Marathon - including a full marathon, a half marathon, a team relay race and a kids' fun run - gives runners the opportunity to run a race on a beautiful, fast and very flat course, one loop for half marathoners and two for the marathoners, with the option to extend the trip into a relaxing post-marathon island holiday. The race has been rated as very well organised, with plenty of special touches and freebies such as greeters at the airport, free shuttle services to and from the start and finish, a carb-loading dinner included in the cost, and more. It is also a Boston qualifier for those aiming for the prestigious marathon the following year. Local crowd support for the races is inspiring, with people crowding onto sidewalks to watch the runners and cheer them along. With the early start time, runners avoid the worst of the day's heat and have the opportunity to start running under the clear starry skies, and watch the sunrise as the run continues.
Date: 4 December 2016